By Linda E. Graham
Present, complete, and comfortably obtainable to all readers despite their wisdom at the topic, this information-packed source on freshwater, marine, and terrestrial algae varieties specializes in what humans really need to grasp approximately algae—why they're so assorted; how they're comparable; how one can distinguish the main kinds; their roles in nutrients webs, international biogeochemical biking; the formation of destructive algae bloom; and the way we make the most of them. presents a stimulating review of the significance of algae. Covers biotic institutions related to algae, with discussions on herbivory interactions, algal meals caliber, symbioses, pathogeneic interactions, and extra. Considers the industrial, ecological, and biotechnological functions of algae, and gives whole insurance on algal biodiversity, category platforms, molecular phylogenetics, and alertness of molecular info to ecological difficulties. deals an in depth learn on endosymbiosis. and contains extensive, stand-alone chapters on cryptomonads, dinoflagellates, ochrophytes, crimson algae, eco-friendly algae, and phytoplankton ecology. Covers new analytical thoughts (i.e. molecular phylogenetics, DNA-based ways to the examine of existence cycles, and fluorescence tools for the research for photosynthesis); integrates many attention-grabbing boxed essays; and complements fabric with quite a few pictures and illustrations. For researchers and pros within the fields of aquatic ecology and technological program of algae.
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